M. May Seitanidi

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Kent Busineess School - University of Kent-UK

M. May Seitanidi is an Associate Professor in Strategy and the Director of the PhD Programme at Kent Business School, University of Kent. She is a Visiting Professor of CSR at LUISS Business School, Italy and Visiting Fellow at the ICCSR, University of Nottingham, UK. She has published extensively on cross-sector social partnerships in academic journals as well as popular press. Her work for over 20 years, as a practitioner and academic, looked at all types of cross-sector social interactions (CSSI), previously on philanthropy and socio-sponsorship and currently on social partnerships across levels of analysis and geographic contexts. May is the founding Editor-in- Chief of the Annual Review of Social Partnership (ARSP) comprising of an international team of leading academics and practitioners in the field of social partnerships that promotes cross-sector collaboration for the social good. She is also the founder of the CSSI Symposia Series organised every two years at leading Universities all over the world since 2007 providing opportunities internationally for communicating cutting edge research in collaborative solutions to social problems.

May has co-edited two JBE Special Issues on Cross-Sector Social Interactions and published three books on CSSI Research. She is the recipient of the ARSP Honors List Certificate (voted internationally) recognised as Thought Leader in Social Partnerships. She has served as a consultant and trainer for many private, public, and non-governmental organizations. Books include: The Politics of Partnerships (2010, short-listed for the SIM 2013 Best Book Award) and Social Partnerships and Responsible Business. A Research Handbook (2014, co-edited with Andrew Crane) and Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Partnerships Collaborations. New Thinking and Practice (2014, co-edited with James E. Austin; Finalist for the 2014 Terry McAdam Book Award).